Published on March 22nd, 2015 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Manchester City 3-0 West Brom | Daniel Cheeseman
“A Gifted Win”
It might have been some of the easiest 3 points we’ll ever get in the Premier League, but a win’s a win and the main thing is that it keeps the pressure on the teams around us.
From a neutral’s perspective it probably wasn’t the best of games to watch yesterday, as the match stopped being a competition from the moment that Neil Swarbrick brandished a red card to Gareth McAuley.
But in the end it didn’t really matter that the referee had sent off the wrong player, as either way it was one of their centre backs that had to leave the field, which still would have meant that Tony Pulis’ tactics had to go out of the window in order to limit the damage dealt to his side.
On another note, it was great to see Wilfried Bony open his goal scoring tally with a fantastic piece of skill to beat Boaz Myhill. If he continues to put in performances like that, where he helps to create goals as well as score them, then it looks like he might be a rare good signing by Manuel Pellegrini.
It was a frustrating afternoon in front of goal for others like Sergio Aguero and Frank Lampard, who both had several great goal scoring chances that just wouldn’t go in, but for David Silva it turned out to be another great day – scoring his 5th goal in his last 10 games for the Blues.
On the day you could argue that maybe we should have scored more goals, but I suppose when you consider the fact that the Baggies threw 10 men behind the ball for virtually the full 90 minutes and had a keeper who ended up being their Man of the Match, then a 3-0 scoreline is nothing to be ashamed of.
There’s just over 2 weeks now until City play their next game away at Crystal Palace on Monday 6th April, and so it’ll be interesting to see how the team prepares for what is sure to be one of this season’s toughest away fixtures.